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ICELAND

The people of Iceland are homogenous descendants of Norse and Celtics. They are almost all Lutherans.
POPULATION GRAPH
Population:
279,384 (July 2002 est.)
Age structure:
0-14 years: 23% (male 33,189; female 31,155)
15-64 years: 65.1% (male 91,704; female 90,199)
65 years and over: 11.9% (male 14,828; female 18,309) (2002 est.)
Population growth rate:
0.52% (2002 est.)
Birth rate:
14.37 births/1,000 population (2002 est.)
Death rate:
6.93 deaths/1,000 population (2002 est.)
Net migration rate:
-2.27 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2002 est.)
Sex ratio:
at birth: 1.08 male(s)/female
under 15 years: 1.07 male(s)/female
15-64 years: 1.02 male(s)/female
65 years and over: 0.81 male(s)/female
total population: 1 male(s)/female (2002 est.)
Infant mortality rate:
3.53 deaths/1,000 live births (2002 est.)
Life expectancy at birth:
total population: 79.66 years
female: 82.07 years (2002 est.)
male: 77.42 years
Total fertility rate:
1.99 children born/woman (2002 est.)
HIV/AIDS - adult prevalence rate:
0.14% (1999 est.)
HIV/AIDS - people living with HIV/AIDS:
200 (1999 est.)
HIV/AIDS - deaths:
less than 100 (1999 est.)
Nationality:
noun: Icelander(s)
adjective: Icelandic
Ethnic groups:
homogeneous mixture of descendants of Norse and Celts 94%, population of foreign origin 6%
Religions:
Evangelical Lutheran 87.1%, other Protestant 4.1%, Roman Catholic 1.7%, other 7.1% (2002)
Languages:
Icelandic, English, Nordic languages, German widely spoken
Literacy:
definition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 99.9% (1997 est.)
male: NA%
female: NA%